I accidentally fed my beardie a piece of a toxic plant.

Beardie name(s)
Revali (nickname Ravioli).
I immediately stopped once I saw the milky white sap coming from it. It’s called a prostrate spurge (or spotted spurge.? But I couldn’t find any spots). I searched as much as I could, and I mainly found that it’s toxic because it’s irritable. I don’t know if there’s anything else I should know about it. Is there anything I should do.?
 
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xp29

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You can give him/her some activated charcoal.
 

NickAVD

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Foxy
I hope that I will never need it, but how to measure the right amount of activated charcoal? Any recommendations for calculating, linked with the weight of beardie?
 

RavioliFormuoli.

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Beardie name(s)
Revali (nickname Ravioli).
You can give him/her some activated charcoal.
Not sure if I have some on me. But how so.?
I saw that it’s only used to bide time before going to a vet. So far he seems perfectly normal, but idk how fast effects should take place. I’m mainly expecting diarrhea.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
It's given by weight but i don't know the scale. @AHBD OR @Drache613 would be better to ask for specifics. @KarrieRee could probably tell you also.
 

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Dosage is approximately .10g per 100g body weight, you can safely double it if need be. It will cause upset stomachs in higher doses though.

Increasingly less effective the longer the potential toxin has been in the body.

If your dragon isn't showing any ill effects at this point, I wouldn't worry about administering the AC.

-Brandon
 

RavioliFormuoli.

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Beardie name(s)
Revali (nickname Ravioli).
Dosage is approximately .10g per 100g body weight, you can safely double it if need be. It will cause upset stomachs in higher doses though.

Increasingly less effective the longer the potential toxin has been in the body.

If your dragon isn't showing any ill effects at this point, I wouldn't worry about administering the AC.

-Brandon
Thank you so much for replying. Yeah, he’s helped me calm my nerves from how normal he’s acting. I’ll continue to keep an eye on him as always, and will keep in mind about charcoal in case for a worse future poison emergency.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

So your dragon is doing ok now? Activated charcoal is always a good thing to have on hand when
you have reptiles!
I am glad to hear he is doing fine.

Tracie
 

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